Set on the south coast of the island, Limassol is the getaway to some of Cyprus’ most historic landmarks and picturesque attractions. Filled with history and cultural heritage, the city will not disappoint you.
Limassol Old Town
The Old Town of Limassol is a living piece of the island’s history. The ancient castle, the cobbled streets, and the sandstone buildings will travel you back in 1000 A.D. when Richard the Lionheart allegedly married Queen Berengaria of Navarre and crowned her Queen of England – the first.
Culture, history, and charm; all settle together in the magnificent grounds of Limassol Old Town, located in the lower part of the city near the sea. The best way to see Limassol Old Town is to wander around the picturesque streets chasing glimpses of the history-packed buildings and trying out some local Mediterranean cuisine in the photo-worthy, artistic bars and restaurants of the area. Yet do give yourself some time to explore the exhibits of the Castle and admire the Medieval architecture.
Anexartisias street is – without a doubt – Limassol’s most popular shopping destination. Originally built in 1917 and home to hundreds of shops, the street stretches from the seafront promenade all the way to the city centre. The word Anexartisias is translated into Independence in Greek, and although the street was formerly known as Macedonias, it later got its name after the declaration of independence of the Republic of Cyprus back in 1960.
Whether you want to wander around the street, shop your favourite Cypriot goodies from family-run shops, or enjoy a coffee at a cosy café, Anexartisias Street will give you a little more of an insight into the culture of Cypriot people
It’s not called travelling unless there is food and drink involved. Located in the bustling centre of Limassol, Saripolou Square is the favourite nightlife destination for visitors and locals. Featuring the characteristic architecture of the early 20th century and full of character, Saripolou Square boasts delicious spots serving refreshing, appetising cocktails and fresh, local food you’ll love. The best way to get acquainted with Cypriot food is to order a meze platter; a series of dishes that include some of the most well-known, traditional foods like kebab, halloumi, koupepia, sheftalia, and makaronia tou fournou.
If you’re intrigued by history-packed nightlife and instagrammable Mediterranean dishes, then Saripolou Square is the place to be!
There’s something about the Limassol Promenade that fascinates even the savviest traveller. The promenade is located on the seafront of Limassol, stretching from the old harbour all the way to Olympia beach. It’s said to be one of the most beautiful areas in the city – and it’s not without a reason. Sidewalks, bicycle paths, palm-coated surroundings, fountains, outdoor gyms, and artistic sculptures blend together to form a rejuvenating, reviving experience. There are also plenty of cafes along the coast serving coffee, fresh juices, or a quick snack to fuel you through the day.
You can rent a bicycle to explore the area or wander around on foot while enjoying the view. Either way, we guarantee you will end up feeling refreshed.
Alongside an impressive 650 berths, Limassol Marina boasts 236 luxurious residential units and an enticing mix of restaurants and shops that altogether make “living on the sea” a lifestyle. Limassol Marina was constructed in 2010 and has since then become a unique residential and leisure destination as well as an important location for mooring yachts at sea and onshore.
Limassol Marina offers fine, waterfront dining with a mouth-watering range of international and local dishes, as well as cafes and lounge bars. For those intrigued by wellness and fitness, Limassol Marina’s Spa & Fitness club offers a place of tranquillity and serenity, equipped with a dedicated team of consultants and the latest equipment. And for those looking for an immersive shopping experience, Limassol Marina offers a wide array of stylish shops, elegant designer boutiques, and art galleries.